TYNEHAM, A LOST HERITAGE by Lilian Bond
‘As a record of Purbeck life it cannot be bettered. The tragic events to befall Tyneham add to its importance, transforming it from an evocative record of a vanished way of life into a portrait of Tyneham and its world that is irreplaceable.’
The classic portrait of Dorset’s most famous village. The Elizabethan manor house of Tyneham was Lilian Bond’s home until 1914, and her account of growing up in the isolated coastal community in the years leading up to the First World War vividly captures its unique atmosphere. In 1943 Tyneham was compulsorily evacuated and both house and village are now derelict, victims of a broken Government promise that they would be returned to their rightful owners after the war.